Denial of justice continues for journalist on hunger strike

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran Help by sharing this information Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa With no sign of improvement in the health of hunger-striking journalist Akbar Ganji since his transfer to hospital, Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the behaviour of the judicial authorities in his case and held them responsible for his slow drift towards death.”Ganji has been on hunger strike for 44 days and has lost two more kilos since his transfer to hospital on 17 July,” the press freedom organisation said. “We are also very worried by Tehran state prosecutor Said Mortazavi’s insistence that he undergo an operation requiring a general anaesthetic as the general medical view is that his state of health does not allow this.”Reached by telephone, Ganji’s wife told Reporters Without Borders she has written to the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, requesting Mortazavi’s removal from the case, the appointment of someone to prepare a detailed report on his state of health, and permission for him to be visited by three negotiators, who are his friends, to let them try to persuade him to accept treatment. She ended the letter by saying she held Shahrudi fully responsible for her husband’s case.Ganji’s lawyer, 2003 Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, who has not been allowed to visit her client, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) she has “serious concerns” about his state of health.In a letter posted on several Iranian websites on the day of his transfer to Milad hospital in northern Tehran on 17 July, Ganji said he had been threatened by Mortazavi, who told he was being taken to hospital “to put an end to the international pressure” and so that no one would be able to blame his death on the judicial authorities.———————————————————–22.07.05 Iran Lack of transparency, denial of justice in hospitalisation of Akbar GanjiReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the lack of transparency and denial of justice surrounding the hospitalisation of imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji, who has been on hunger strike for 38 days, and the organisation reiterated its call for his immediate release.Ganji’s family has also protested about the circumstances of his hospitalisation in an open letter to the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, accusing Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi of failing to cooperate with the family and condemning the refusal to allow Ganji’s lawyers to visit him. Ganji was taken on 17 July to Milad hospital in Tehran, where he has been isolated on the hospital’s 12th floor. The ban on visits by his lawyers violates Iranian law.Voicing concern about his condition, Reporters Without Borders called on the director of Milad hospital to issue a daily bulletin on his state of health.The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the daily newspaper Kayhan, headed by Hossin Shariatmadry, to stop spreading rumours accusing the reformists of paving the way for Ganji’s death with the aim of blaming it on the Iranian regime.”According to judicial officials, Ganji was hospitalised for a knee operation. It has also been reported that he has called off his hunger strike.Ganji was sentenced to six years in prison in 2001 for an article linking senior regime officials to a series of murders of writers and intellectuals. He has been held in Evin prison, where he began his hunger strike on 10 June. He has lost 22 kg since he stopped eating.Calls for his release have been made by US President George Bush, the European Union and many international human rights organisations. July 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Denial of justice continues for journalist on hunger strike Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img June 11, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

O’Brien trio take Debutante test

first_imgAidan O’Brien saddles three in an attempt to win the Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes at the Curragh for the 10th time. His first success in the Group Two came way back in 1994 when Christy Roche partnered Glounthaune Garden to victory, with the likes of Rumplestiltskin, Lillie Langtry and Tapestry subsequently joining the roll of honour. One of O’Brien’s runners, Minding, is a daughter of Lillie Langtry and she has made quite an impact in two starts to date. She was beaten on her debut by Dermot Weld’s Tanaza, who is favourite across the boards for the 1000 Guineas after impressing in the Silver Flash Stakes, before winning a Leopardstown maiden by five and a half lengths “Minding had a little break after that and is just ready to run,” said O’Brien. “She’s a nice filly and probably will come forward for the run.” Ballydoyle made a pleasing debut when not as ked many serious questions in May before claiming second place in the Chesham at Royal Ascot. Another daughter of Galileo, she made no mistake last time out in a Newmarket maiden but this will be a tougher test. “We were delighted with Ballydoyle at Newmarket and she seems to come out of that well,” said O’Brien. The third runner for the stable is Alice Springs, a debut winner but no match for Tanaza in the Silver Flash last time. Jim Bolger saddles two, the Kevin Manning-ridden Turret Rocks, third in the Silver Flash after making a winning debut, and debut winner Leafy Shade with Ronan Whelan aboard. David Wachman’s Most Beautiful has progressed with each run, winning a Group Three at the Curragh last time out. Joe Murphy’s Only Mine, second to Most Beautiful at the Curragh before winning a maiden, and Eddie Lynam’s Miss Elizabeth complete the field. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fortuna football wins CIF Division 5-A state title with 54-33 win over Katella

first_imgBut now they can head to the … Anaheim >> The Huskies’ storybook 2017 season got its perfect ending.And they did it their way, too.A huge second-half performance, backed by the Huskies going to its beloved Ka-chunk offense and stellar defense, helped the Fortuna High football team capture the CIF State Division 5-A title with a thrilling 54-33 win over Katella of Anaheim at Glover Stadium on Saturday night.The Huskies planned to go to Disneyland no matter the day after the game.last_img read more

Is Buster Posey still on schedule to catch Opening Day?

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–With two weeks remaining until the regular season, the Giants appear ready to pencil catcher Buster Posey into their Opening Day lineup.Beyond that, much of what the team can expect from Posey this year remains a mystery.“I’ll have to watch him early in the season,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “We don’t want to grind him in the early go. We’re not going to be able to.”Nearly seven months after undergoing surgery to repair his right hip, Posey is on track to catch Madison …last_img read more

Spacecraft Launches to Sun, Still a Mystery

first_imgA spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.The Parker Space Probe is the first spacecraft to be named after a living person. Eugene Parker, discovered the solar wind in 1958. Now aged 91, the senior astrophysicist has been on hand for interviews with NASA prior to launch and was photographed beside the rocket. The successful launch took place Sunday evening, reported Fox News. In a separate article, explained why the probe needed to launch at night. The launch tried to minimize the craft’s exposure to the Van Allen radiation belts.The probe will fly right into the sun’s “glittering crown,” or corona, explains Despite our opening joke, it will fly toward the sun in broad daylight, shielded by a specially-made heat shield that will keep its instruments in the 80-degree range. Astrobiology Magazine explained why “it’s surprisingly hard to go to the sun.” Several passes by Venus will be required to get it to the target, which is not the surface of the sun, but a point just under 4 million miles where it can “taste” the corona. Even though the corona is millions of degrees hot, the gas is tenuous enough not to harm the spacecraft. Parker should also become the fastest-moving spacecraft ever, clocking in at 430,000 miles per hour, thanks to the sun’s gravity.Despite being the nearest star to earth, our sun still exhibits many phenomena that are poorly understood. says,Our yellow dwarf star is, in many ways, a mystery. The outreaching corona is hundreds of times hotter than the sun’s actual surface, confounding scientists. In addition, physicists don’t know what’s driving the solar wind, the supersonic stream of charged particles constantly blasting away from the sun. By being right in the thick of it, Parker should provide some answers, shedding light not only on our star but the billions of others out there.The solar wind impacts earth, but is deflected by our magnetic shield which funnels the high-energy charged particles toward the poles, creating the northern and southern lights. In addition, the Van Allen belts trap some of the “killer electrons” before they could reach earth. Mars, lacking such protection, has seen much of its atmosphere stripped away.The solar wind also impacts the outer planets, stripping away Titan’s methane to the confusion of planetary scientists who wonder why any methane is left.The solar wind reminds us of the exquisite design of Spacecraft Earth. The Van Allen belts, discovered by Explorer 1 (managed by contributing CEH author Dr Henry Richter, also age 91), continue to fascinate geophysicists with their dynamic responses to the solar “shooting gallery” that endangers spacecraft and astronauts, but leaves earthlings on the surface oblivious to the threat.If we can’t even understand our own nearby star, how can scientists claim to know so much about the origin of the universe? There’s a lot of information we can tease out of spectra, but much of the overconfidence in scientific claims comes from bluffing, not understanding. Let’s understand the sun before making grandiose claims about things far, far beyond.Watch for a beautiful new film on the northern lights (aurora) to be posted soon by Illustra Media on (Visited 531 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The struggles of the 2015 Ohio wheat crop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a late planting, slow start and less that ideal late winter conditions, the 2015 Ohio wheat crop has had its fair share of challenges. Now add to that having to wait in the field for weeks after intended harvest dates due to over-saturated fields. Jeremy Goings still has some wheat to get to and hopes that dockage will be manageable and straw will be useable once the dust settles. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited Goings Farm on July 21st and talks with Jeremy about the prospect for his wheat and how this year will effect his 2016 wheat decisions.last_img read more

2015 Sale of Champions results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Sunday afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, a Thanksgiving Dinner to represent the champion poultry and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the six dairy champions.The Grand Champion Swiss Cheese represents the exhibitors Kinley Topp, Shelby County; Kyle Ackley, Logan County; Grace Hageman, Shelby County; Blake Greiwe, Logan County, Supreme Showman; Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County; Keenan Wolf, Wayne County; and Lane Greiwe, Logan County and sold to S&S Volvo and AG Boogher and Sons for a record-breaking $25,000.The Grand Champion Market Goat was exhibited by Paige Pence, Clark County, and sold to S&S Volvo AG Boogher and Sons, and JD Equipment for $17,500.Future poultry exhibitors, despite not having live birds at the fair this year, benefitted from the auction of a Thanksgiving dinner that sold to Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms, Hemmelgarn and Sons, Cal Maine Foods, Sauder Amish Eggs, Hillandale Farms, Stoller Farms, Kalmbach Feeds, Wendel Poultry Service, Nature Pure, New Day Farms, Mercer Landmark, and Kroger for $26,000.The Grand Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Bailee Amstutz, Union County, and sold to Meijer for $ 32,500.The Reserve Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Logan Harvel, Fayette County, and sold to Kroger for $23,000.The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited Troy Elwer, Allen County, and sold to Steve Rauch Excavation and Demolition and Concessions by Cox for $42,000.The Reserve Champion Barrow was exhibited by Ashton Dominique, Fulton County, and sold to Event Marketing, Huffman’s Markets, Ohio Farm Bureau, and Bob Evans for $26,000.The Grand Champion Market Beef was exhibited by Tyler Clark, Miami County, and sold to Kroger for $50,000.The Reserve Champion Market Beef was exhibited by Oliver McGuire, Champaign County and sold to Martin D. Yoder and Woodruff Enterprises for $22,000.last_img read more

[Video] 3 Great Tastes That Taste Great Together: Video Games + Football + Marching Band

first_imgIt’s beautiful and rare when the worlds of computer games, band geekdom and college football can all get along. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid The Ohio State marching band peformed a fairly amazing tribute to computer games between halves on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, including an eye-popping rendition of Epona (Legend of Zelda) galloping across the field. Other games referenced include Space Invaders, Pokemon, Tetris, Mario Bros., Halo and Pacman.Oh, yeah. There was a game, too. The Buckeyes kicked the snot out of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 63-38. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#gaming#hack#Mashups#Real World#YouTube 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… jim nash Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more


first_imgThe Australian Government and the Australian Sports Commission provide travel and accomodation assistance for elite indigenous athletes. This program is for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected for a state team to compete at national championships or an Australian team to compete at an international event. It is for travel and accommodation expenses only. Information and an application form is attached for anyone who is interested in the program. Elite Indigenous Assistance Formlast_img read more

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